Each Saturday and Sunday the Rose St Artists' Market gathers some of Melbourne's most exciting artists and designers to display their wares and talk all things handmade. The market has been buzzing since 2003 and is modelled off similiar markets in London, Berlin and New York.
Weave your way through the crowds and duck into the warehouse to check out the handmade fashion, food and curios for sale. The artists are usually on hand to compare crochet needles and discuss their work, so drop in for a squizz, a chat and a haircut from the resident hairdresser. Many artists are also open to being commissioned for bespoke items so it always pays to chat to them if you're looking for something specific.
The best way to reach the market is by public transport – travelling via the route 11 or route 96 trams is the easiest option.